- Microsoft has launched New Bing, which is AI-powered
- You can join the waitlist to get access to the new search engine
- Microsoft also announces the AI-powered Edge browser
Microsoft has replied to Google’s announcement of its ChatGPT rival Google Bard and direct integration of it in Google search by launching a new Bing-powered ChatGPT. It also announced AI integrations for its Edge browser.
“AI will fundamentally change every software category, starting with the largest category of all – search,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft. “Today, we’re launching Bing and Edge powered by AI copilot and chat to help people get more from search and the web.”
The new Bing is available for select users now. You can also access the new AI-powered search engine by joining the waitlist.
How Does The New Bing Works?
Microsoft has given us a preview of the service for select prompts on the waitlist page.
For example, if someone asks Bing this query – “I need to throw a dinner party for six people who are vegetarian. Can you suggest a 3-course menu with a chocolate dessert?”
It will answer like this:
Next example, “Write a poem that rhymes for my 8-year-old Jake. He loves dogs and facts about the ocean.”
The answer from Bing will be like this:
One more example – “Write code to find the Fibonacci sequence in Python.”
And the answer will be:
As you can see, the answers are more or less like ChatGPT, but the main difference between ChatGPT and the new Bing is that the information given by this will be more recent, and Bing will provide citations for the info it just gave. You can click on citation numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., to see the source where the information is curated from.
Also, some queries take up the whole page to show responses, while others take only the side panel where the Knowledge panel is usually shown.
This is just a preview of the service. If you type other random queries into Bing, you will only get AI generated response if you have access to New Bing. To get access, you have to join the waitlist and wait. Microsoft also recommends you install Edge browser on your Desktop and Mobile to get access to New Bing faster.
Microsoft also wants to give its default browser, Edge, the power of AI. Microsoft Edge will get the new “AI-powered copilot” feature that will assist you with various tasks on the browser. Such as writing a cover letter for you on Linked In, writing an email for you, and more.
The new Edge is available in the preview; you can try the Edge Dev to try it out.
Microsoft has announced that it is using the Prometheus AI model, built with help from OpenAI and not GPT 3, which ChatGPT is based on. Microsoft says it is more optimised for search and is more powerful.